sOUTH STREET SEAPORT
Along the bumpy cobblestone streets towards Pier 17you'll find the South Street Seaport.
Located down Fulton Street, this maritime museum reflects New York City's past glory as a port town.
As the center of shipping between 1815 and 1860, the seaport was known by the seafaring around the globe.
The bustling community that developed catered to the sailors' needs.
Merchants, ship chandlers, sailmakers and figurehead carvers took care of business while boarding houses, saloons and brothels took care of pleasure.
By 1880, cargo ships ballooned in size and the industry grew out of South Street.
For many decades, the Seaport lay quiet. Would time just wipe away another bit of New York's history?
The 1908 lightship Ambrose is a National Historic Landmark. You can walk around the piers for free but tours of the ships require an admission fee
which is good for the entire museum.
The 4-masted, 347-foot cargo vessel Peking sailed the world from 1911. She now sits proudly as the fleet's most prominent ship.
At the end of the Pier 17 building is an open deck offering great views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Pier 17's boardwalk is perfect for a leisurely stroll you and your group can grab a bench and relax in the sun while resting those tired feet.
If your hungry or are in the mood for some shopping lets go inside this 3 story pavillion. Inside, there are several fast food restaurants with food court
seating. Grab a quick bite to eat before heading out for more sightseeing. If you can't resist shopping, you'll either love or hate the 3 floors of stores
filling Pier 17. From high end designer boutiques to fun tourist shops, it's a browser's paradise. In nice weather, nothing beats dining outside. The
more formal restaurants line the perimeter of Pier 17. In the summertime, after 5 p.m., the area is filled with Wall Street's finest.